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OA Publishing Agreements

A list of OA publishing agreements open to DCU authors

Open Access Publishing Agreements

Current Open Access Publishing Agreements

The following publishers have Open Access Publishing Agreements in place with DCU (via the IReL consortium), allowing DCU authors to publish their articles Open Access in (some of) their journal titles at no additional cost to the author. In total, these agreements cover almost 10,000 individual journals titles, all searchable here.  In all cases the time frame of the agreement and the instructions for authors are given. Individual deal details are available from the left hand side panel.

How can DCU authors avail of these agreements?

In order to be eligible, the corresponding author must be a current DCU staff member or registered DCU student.

To avail of these Open Access publishing agreements it is essential that DCU corresponding authors:

  • identify their home institution as ‘Dublin City University'
  • use their DCU email address

Where instructions are unclear, or for any further guidance or clarification please email Amanda Halpin, Electronic Resources & Serials Manager at:

What is a (Open Access Publishing) Transformative Agreement?

Transformative publisher agreements shift the “business model underlying scholarly journal publishing, moving from one based on toll access (subscription) to one in which publishers are remunerated a fair price for their open access publishing services”.